for subscribers

EXCLUSIVE: Drama at SARS over R70m Gupta refund

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
Sars commissioner Tom Moyane. (File, City Press)
Sars commissioner Tom Moyane. (File, City Press)

Johannesburg - The beleaguered Gupta family received much-needed relief this week in the form of a R70 million value-added tax (VAT) refund payment that raised serious eyebrows and concern in the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

News24 and City Press have learnt from four independent sources that the payment caused a huge fallout in SARS that necessitated the intervention of tax boss Tom Moyane.

SARS refused to comment on the matter and did not deny Moyane’s personal involvement in the Guptas’ windfall.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Have you downloaded the Covid-19 tracing app?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes I have
13% - 760 votes
No, and I will not be downloading it
77% - 4320 votes
Not yet, but I plan to
10% - 552 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
17.04
(-0.38)
ZAR/GBP
21.81
(-0.11)
ZAR/EUR
19.90
(-0.12)
ZAR/AUD
12.03
(-0.12)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-1.12)
Gold
1860.65
(+0.03)
Silver
22.87
(+0.11)
Platinum
844.51
(+0.50)
Brent Crude
42.23
(-0.12)
Palladium
2207.00
(+0.59)
All Share
53587.11
(-1.22)
Top 40
49547.74
(-1.16)
Financial 15
9401.28
(-1.95)
Industrial 25
72949.70
(-1.72)
Resource 10
53453.42
(-0.10)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo